The thing I remember most fondly about Choose Your Own Adventure books, beside the wild and fantastic stories, was that you had a sense of making decisions, and that your decisions could lead to
death. The books made no bones about it, you were dead, usually in a grisly manner, and it was your fault. After all, you made the choice. But, of course, if you kept your thumb
parked on the decision page, you could quickly backtrack and tell yourself that wasn’t really what you meant to do. This proud tradition continues with Underground
Kingdom, an interactive fiction book for iPad that’s based on an original Choose Your Own Adventure book, but is now separate of the series.
What is it?
Underground Kingdom is an interactive book. It’s not a game, except that you make decisions, and there are no puzzles to solve other than making your way through the story itself.
You—a genderless character who’s face is never seen—are part of a…